Thursday, March 5, 2015

Game 1 Line-ups and match-ups

The line-ups for Game 1 have been posted. For the Phillies, Raul Ibanez will DH with Ben Francisco in left field.

Game 1 Line-ups and match-ups

The line-ups for Game 1 have been posted. For the Phillies, Raul Ibanez will DH with Ben Francisco in left field.

Phillies

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Shane Victorino CF
  3. Chase Utley 2B
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Jayson Werth RF
  6. Raul Ibanez DH
  7. Ben Francisco LF
  8. Pedro Feliz 3B
  9. Carlos Ruiz C

Yankees

  1. Derek Jeter SS
  2. Johnny Damon LF
  3. Mark Teixeira 1B
  4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
  5. Jorge Posada C
  6. Hideki Matsui DH
  7. Robinson Cano 2B
  8. Nick Swisher RF
  9. Melky Cabrera CF

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The conventional wisdom holds that Game 1 of the World Series will feature less scoring than a convent. Lefties Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia have been the most dominant pitchers in the postseason, featuring ERAs well under 2.00 (and, in Lee's case, well under 1.00), and a willingness to challenge even the most fearsome of hitters.

Indeed, the stage could be set for an epic pitcher's duel. But a look at the numbers shows that both team's have had considerable success against the opposing starter, with the Yankees' projected line-up boasting a .280 career average off of Lee and the Phillies' projected line-up combining to hit .294 off of Sabathia (including the postseason).

C.C. Sabathia vs. Phillies hitters
Jimmy Rollins: 5/13, 4 XBH, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Shane Victorino: 5/9, 2 XBH, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB
Chase Utley: 0/5, 3 SO, 1 BB
Ryan Howard: 3/9, 1 XBH, 1 RBI, 4 SO
Jayson Werth: 2/8, 2 XBH, 3 SO
Raul Ibanez: 11/40, 5 XBH, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 10 SO
Pedro Feliz: 1/8, 1 XBH, 1 RBI, 3 SO
Carlos Ruiz: 2/5
Ben Francisco: 1/5, 1 XBH, 1 BB

TOTALS: 30/102 (.294), 19 XBH, 3 HR, 6 BB, 23 SO

Cliff Lee vs. Yankees hitters
Derek Jeter: 11/27, 3 XBH, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 3 SO
Johnny Damon: 2/22, 1 BB, 3 SO
Alex Rodriguez: 5/15, 2 XBH, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SO
Mark Teixeira: 9/23, 5 XBH, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO
Jorge Posada: 6/21, 4 XBH, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SO
Hideki Matsui: 5/17, 2 XBH, 2 BB, 4 SO
Robinson Cano: 4/18, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 SO
Nick Swisher: 6/18, 2 XBH, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 4 SO
Melky Cabrera: 3/11, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO

TOTALS: 51/182 (.280), 19 XBH, 6 HR, 14 BB, 24 SO

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On paper, the Yankees would seem to have the edge in the bullpen. The Phillies don't have much experience against New York's young relief staff, while the Yankees have seen plenty of folks like Ryan Madson and Brett Myers and Chan Ho Park.

On the other edge of the sword, the Phillies have plenty of postseason experience in their relief corps.

Yankees relievers vs. Phillies hitters

Mariano Rivera
Rollins: 0/1
Victorino: 0/2
Utley: 0/1
Howard: 0/3
Werth: 0/1, 1 SO
Ibanez: 2/16, 2 BB, 5 SO
Feliz: 0/0
Ruiz: DNF
Francisco: 1/3, XBH
Stairs: 2/14, 4 SO
Dobbs: 1/3, 2 SO
Francisco: 1/3, 1 2B
Bako: 1/3

Joba Chamberlain

Ibanez: 1/2, 1 RBI
Stairs: 1/4, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO
Francisco: 1/5, 1 RBI, 2 SO

Phil Hughes
Ibanez 2/2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Stairs: 1/8, 1 BB, 2 SO
Francisco: 1/2, 1 BB, 1 SO
Bako: 0/2

LHP Phil Coke

Rollins 0/1
Utley: 1/1
Howard: 0/1
Werth: 0/1
Ibanez: 0/1
Francisco: 0/1

LHP Damaso Marte
Rollins: 2/7, 1 SO
Victorino: 0/1
Utley: 0/3, 2 SO
Howard: 0/3, 3 SO
Werth: 0/0
Ibanez: 4/16, 4 SO
Feliz: 0/1, 1 SO
Ruiz: DNF
Francisco: 1/1, 1 XBH
Stairs: 1/6, 1 BB, 1 SO
Dobbs: 0/0
Bako: 0/1, 1 SO

RHP Alfredo Aceves
Francisco: 1/1

RHP David Robertson
Francisco: 0/1, 1 BB
Stairs: 0/1, 1 SO

Phillies relievers vs. Yankees hitters

Brad Lidge
Jeter: 0/1
Damon: 0/1, 1 BB
Rodriguez: 2/3, 2 XBH, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Teixeira: 1/10, 1 RBI, 6 SO
Posada: 0/1
Matsui: 0/2, 1 SO
Cano: 2/2
Swisher: 0/2, 1 BB, 1 SO
Cabrera: 2/2, 2 RBI
Hairston 0/1, 1 BB
Gardner: 0/1

Ryan Madson

Jeter: 0/1, 1 SO
Damon: 2/2
Rodriguez: 0/1
Teixeira: 0/3, 2 SO
Matsui: 0/1, 1 SO
Cano: 0/1
Swisher: 0/3, 2 SO
Cabrera: 0/1
Hairston: 1/4, 1 XBH, 1 SO
Gardner: 1/1, 1 XBH

Brett Myers
Jeter: 3/7, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Damon: 4/18, 4 BB, 3 SO
Rodriguez: 3/6, 3 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO
Teixeira: 2/8, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 SO
Matsui:1/4
Cano: 0/5, 1 BB, 1 SO
Swisher: 0/3, 1 SO
Cabrera: 1/7, 3 SO
Hairston: 0/6, 1 BB, 2 SO

LHP Scott Eyre
Jeter: 2/11, 2 XBH, 2 BB, 2 SO
Damon: 2/6, 1 BB, 1 SO
Rodriguez: 2/14, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 5 SO
Teixeira: 0/0
Posada: 2/11, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 SO
Hairston: 1/3, 1 XBH, 2 SO

Chan Ho Park

Jeter: 1/7, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SO
Damon: 2/13, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 4 SO
Rodriguez: 2/5, 1 SO
Teixeira: 1/2
Matsui: 0/7, 1 BB, 3 SO
Cano: 2/4, 1 XBH, 1 RBI
Swisher: 0/5, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO
Hairston: 3/8, 2 XBH, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Chad Durbin:
Derek Jeter: 1/6, 1 BB, 1 So
Damon: 2/16, 1 XBH, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SO
Rodriguez: 1/7, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Teixeira: 1/1
Posada: 1/2, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI
Matsui: 1/3
Cano: 1/5, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Swisher: 1/1, 1 BB
Cabrera: 2/7, 1 SO
Hairston: 1/8, 1 XBH, 4 SO
Gardner: 1/1
Cervelli: 0/1

LHP J.A. Happ
Jeter: 1/3, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 So
Damon: 0/3, 1 SO
Rodriguez: 0/2
Teixeira: 2/3
Cano: 1/2, 1 XBH
Swisher: 0/2, 1 RBI
Cabrera: 0/1
Hairston: 1/3
Cervelli: 0/2

Joe Blanton
Jeter: 4/12, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Damon: 2/10, 1 XBH, 2 SO
Rodriguez: 4/7, 3 XBH, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SO
Posada: 2/4, 1 XBH, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Matsui: 1/7, 1 XBH, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SO
Cano: 1/9, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Swisher: 1/3, 1 SO
Cabrera: 1/6, 1 RBI

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